Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day 2023! Valentine’s Day is a great day to perfect our loving for ourselves and for others. Several years ago I posted an article, To Perfect Our Loving by my friend and colleague, Frankie Perez. So today I happy to share it again.

My wife and I are back on Maui for a short winter vacation and last Thursday I posted some sunset photos on Facebook. A few minutes later Frankie Messengered me sunset photos that at first I thought were the same ones I just posted, but about the moment I realized they were different but the same sunset, my phone rang. It was Frankie! He and his husband are also on Maui just a few miles south of us.

We were blessed to have dinner together the following night. It had been 10 years almost to the day that we had seen each other. I was again reminded of the importance of keeping in touch with friends and family and now that I am in my 70’s it is even more important to me.

To Perfect Our Loving

In To Perfect Our Loving, Frankie wrote: “Every moment brings with it the gift of a new beginning.  Every moment is an opportunity to choose again.  While we have no control over anything that happens to us or how people treat us, we do have control over how we choose to react.  So when someone has, as Dr. Howard Thurman says, “done violence to my self-respect and decent regard”, we have the choice of hardening our hearts even more, or take the risk of keeping it open and vulnerable.  We have the choice to choose fear or to choose love.

Ultimately, this is the lesson inherent in every relationship. We are here to perfect our loving. We are here to get better at love. We are here to learn how to love more deeply, more purely, more passionately, and with more abandon.

Our reward for giving love is getting love, since to receive something we must first give it.

It all begins with a singular intention – to perfect our loving.

I am thankful for the love in my life so for me, one aspect of perfecting my loving is to stay in closer contact with my family and friends.

I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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